posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 08:07 AM
Originally posted by OurskiesRpoisoned
This is the kind of first hand reporting that needs to be done. It's scary how little first hand reporting is coming out of L.A. and AL And MS and Fl
in this day and age of youtube, twitter and facebook.
Nice work. Be aware that the fumes have long term effects. Get you children out of there, before things get violent.
You won't find much of this kind of first hand reporting in the areas of LA that are most effected, quite frankly, cause we are not allowed to go
there. I live in LA. The closest beach to me is called Holly Beach. It is just South West of Lake Charles, LA. If you look at a map of the coast, it
is just a stone's throw away from a town called Cameron. You can still hit the beach in Cameron (which I will never understand why anyone would want
to even PRIOR to the leak) and thus far to my understanding there is still no sign of the leak in this area, (although the first chance I get I plan
to hit the coast and do some of my own, probably silly, experiments) there have been no signs of a diesel smell or anything that I keep hearing about.
With that being said, I have been noticing a very strange smell (though it does not remind me of gas or oil) in the air immediately after it rains. I
am one hour from the Gulf. Most of our storms come directly off the Gulf and move North before they turn a bit and head Northeast. Ever since I heard
about one single oil plume (about 20 miles across) that moved West from the site of the rig, I have been very alert, and I have been noticing this
smell. Very faint as of a week or two ago when I first noticed it, the last few days it has been obvious. However, as I said in another thread a few
weeks ago, there are plenty of factories in this area so I am not so quick to blame the leak, but I have lived here for close to 2 years now and I
know how the weather works, how things smell, and what is "normal" for this area. Lately, I am noticing things outside of the "norm".
What most people who not live here realize is that it rains here VERY VERY often. It is very common to have a quick storm form up and move from the
ocean to land. If you keep off hours from the "normal" people, (which I do) you can watch it first hand. Out of nowhere with no warning, it will
just rain. It will rain pretty hard at times, then it will come to an end. You wouldn't even know it happened if you didn't see a puddle here or
there and notice your lawn is wet. t is also very hot, very humid, and those same puddles will dry up in no time at all. In other words, it can rain
and if you didn't catch it you wouldn't know it happened.
Knowing how things are in this area, hearing all the local talk, knowing that it is almost next to impossible to get to the areas that are most
effected. I see the things that are being filmed in Florida and how disturbing it is, and I already know it has to be much much worse in the areas
closest to the leak. Areas starting from the middle of the state of LA, South of New Orleans (The rig was 50 miles South of NO) and moving more
towards the East, the direction the gulf steam moves, which includes the beaches of Mississippi and Alabama. That is simply common sense.